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***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
The National Association of Water Companies Announces
New Board of Directors
Washington, DC (October 8, 2013) — The National Association of Water Companies
(NAWC) today announced its new board of directors. Dennis Doll, chairman,
president and CEO of Middlesex Water Company, has been named president of the
NAWC board of directors and its executive committee. Doll replaces Robert
Sprowls, president & CEO, American States Water Company.
“We are proud to welcome Dennis Doll as the incoming NAWC president as well as
our new board members. We would also like to thank Bob for his leadership and
all who serve on the board for their service and contributions,” said Michael
Deane, executive director, NAWC. “We are very fortunate to have an engaged
board as we continue our efforts to shape the future of water management.”
Doll has served as president, chief executive officer and a director of
Middlesex Water Company since 2006 and serves as chairman of all subsidiary
companies. Doll joined Middlesex Water as executive vice president in November
2004. He has more than 25 years of experience in both regulated and
non-regulated water utility management. In addition to his work with NAWC, he
serves as a director for the New Jersey Utilities Association, the Water
Research Foundation and Raritan Bay Medical Center and has various board
committee leadership roles in these organizations.
“The National Association of Water Companies continues to make great strides in
educating the public about the incredibly important role their reliable and
affordable water service plays in maintaining public health and safety as well
as economic stability and growth. NAWC’s investor-owned utility and contract
operations membership are proven leaders in solving the operational and
financial challenges facing so many systems in our nation. I’m honored to work
closely with this passionate group of leaders,” said Doll.
NAWC welcomes the following new members to its 2014 board of directors:
· David Ern, President &CEO, Gordon’s Corner Water
· Palle Jensen, Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, San Jose
· Paul Townsley, Vice President of Regulatory Matters and Corporate
Relations, California Water Service Group
They join the following members returning to NAWC’s board of directors:
· Daniel Corredor, President & CEO, South West Water
· Nicholas DeBenedictis, Chairman, CEO & President, Aqua America, Inc.
· Dennis W. Doll, President, Middlesex Water Company
· Charles V. Firlotte, President & CEO, Aquarion Water Company
· Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water USA
· Jeffrey Hines, President & CEO, York Water Company
· Robert J. Iacullo, Executive Vice President, United Water
· Martin Kane, President & CEO, Severn Trent Services, Inc.
· Louise Knight, Chief Operating Officer, Superior Water Company
· Walter Lynch, President & Chief Operating Officer - Regulated
Operations, American Water
· Robert Maclean, President, California American Water
· Susan Mays, Vice President – Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, CH2M
· Christopher Schilling, Chief Executive Officer, Park Water Company
· Bernadette Sohler, Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Middlesex
· Lisa Sparrow, President & CEO, Utilities Inc.
· Mark Strauss, Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy & Business
Development, American Water
· Nicholle Taylor, Vice President, Artesian Water Company
· Eric W. Thornburg, President & CEO, The Connecticut Water Company
· Michael L. Whitehead, President, San Gabriel Valley Water Co.
NAWC welcomes the following new member to its 2013-2014 Executive Committee as
NAWC vice president:
· Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water (USA), Inc.
About the NAWC Water Summit
The NAWC Water Summit is the annual gathering of water professionals hosted by
the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). The event provides a
dynamic forum for government officials, leaders in the water industry and other
key stakeholders to exchange ideas, learn from one another and share solutions
that sustain businesses and communities. The theme of the 2013 NAWC Water
Summit – Public Service & Private Enterprise: Bold Discussions. Real Solutions.
– highlights the importance of public-private collaboration in the water
industry, as well as innovative approaches and critical solutions to issues
faced by communities, such as aging water infrastructure.
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